NCAA/USHS

NCAA Game Night: 3-15-13

Cornell Big Red 3 @ No. 1 Quinnipac Bobcats 2
Cornell leads beat-of-3 ECAC quarterfinals, 1-0

D/W Kirill Gotovets, COR: Did not play
Season totals: 22 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 12 PIM

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 32 GP, 10-12-22, +11, 32 PIM

Streaking No. 9 seed Cornell, without the services of Kirill Gotovets, upset No. 1 Quinnipiac in Game 1 of their ECAC quarterfinal series. Matt Peca had two helpers for the Bobcats.

Michigan State Spartans 3 @ No. 3 Miami RedHawks 0
MSU leads best-of-3 CCHA quarterfinals, 1-0

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 34 GP, 5-8-13, -2, 14 PIM

Undrafted Jake Hildebrand stopped 34 shots for the upstart, unseeded Spartans, knocking off top-seeded Miami 3-0 in Game 1 of their CCHA quarterfinal series.

Michigan Tech Huskies 3 @ No. 4 North Dakota 5
UND leads best-of-3 WCHA quarterfinals, 1-0

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-1-1, +1, 1 SOG
Season totals: 24 GP, 1-7-8, -2, 16 PIM

Brendan O’Donnell (pictured) was on the top line and had an assist for the second straight game as third-seeded UND took a one game to zero lead on the 10th-seeded Huskies in the WCHA quarterfinals.

Bemidji State Beavers 1 @ No. 2 Minnesota Golden Gophers 2 (OT)
Minnesota leads best-of-3 WCHA quarterfinals, 1-0

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 17 saves on 18 shots
Season totals: 36 GP, 24-6-5, 1.85 GAA, .924 sv%, 3 SO

Wilcox stopped all but one shot through three periods and overtime, helping the second-seeded Gophers to a Game 1 win over the 11th-seeded Beavers in their quarterfinal series. The Beavers scored the tying goal with 38 seconds left in regulation. Game 2 is Saturday.

Michigan Wolverines 4 @ No. 9 Western Michigan Broncos 3
Michigan leads best-of-3 CCHA quarterfinals, 1-0

D Luke Witkowski, WMU: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 37 GP, 2-8-10, E, 44 PIM

The unseeded Wolverines struck first in this CCHA quarterfinal match-up, beating the third-seeded Broncos on their home ice. Michigan outshot WMU 30-18. Jets first round pick Jacob Trouba had two goals for Michigan. Game 2 is Saturday.

*USCHO poll used

NCAA Game Night: 3-10-13

Harvard Crimson 3 @ Dartmouth Big Green 6
(ECAC Tournament: Dartmouth wins best-of-3 series, 2-1)

F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 29 GP, 4-13-17, +1, 10 PIM

Harvard’s season came to an end on Sunday when they lost to the Big Green in the deciding game of their ECAC series. Harvard won game one of the series thanks to a Brian Hart goal late in the third period. Hart finishes his first collegiate season with an admirable 17 points in 29 games.

NCAA Game Night: 3-9-13

Cornell Big Red 4 @ Princeton Tigers 2
(ECAC Tournament: Cornell wins best-of-3 series, 2-0)

D/W Kirill Gotovets, COR: Did not play
Season totals: 22 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 12 PIM

Gotovets was in the lineup on Friday night, but sat on Saturday as Cornell eliminated Princeton.

Harvard Crimson 1 @ Dartmouth Big Green 4
(ECAC Tournament: Best-of-3 series tied, 1-1)

F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 28 GP, 4-13-17, +2, 10 PIM

Hart was scoreless a game after scoring the winning goal on Friday. The teams play a series-deciding game on Sunday afternoon.

No. 5 North Dakota 1 @ No. 10 Minnesota State Mavericks 2 (OT)

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-1-1, E, 0 SOG
Season totals: 23 GP, 1-6-7, -3, 16 PIM

Brendan O’Donnell was back in the UND lineup and had an assist, but his team lost in overtime to the Mavericks, 2-1. UND will fall one point shy of a shared conference regular season title (SCSU, Minnesota).

No. 2 Minnesota Golden Gophers 5 @ Bemidji State Beavers 1

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 23 saves on 24 shots
Season totals: 35 GP, 23-6-5, 1.85 GAA, .924 sv%, 3 SO

Just a freshman, Wilcox backstopped the Gophers to a share of the WCHA regular season title as Minnesota beat Bemidji State, 5-1, on Saturday. The Gophers’ win, combined with a St. Cloud State loss in Wisconsin, made Minnesota co-champions.

NCAA Game Night: 3-8-13

Cornell Big Red 4 @ Princeton Tigers 0 (ECAC Tournament)

D/W Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 22 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 12 PIM

Gotovets was back in the Big Red lineup, helping Ninth-seeded Cornell to a win over eighth-seeded Princeton in the ECAC Tournament. The two teams will meet again on Saturday.

Harvard Crimson 2 @ Dartmouth Big Green 1 (ECAC Tournament)

F Brian Hart, HAR: 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 27 GP, 4-13-17, +2, 10 PIM

Hart (pictured, Eric Dubose photo) scored with less than three minutes to go in regulation, propelling 12th-seeded Harvard to a 2-1 win over fifth-seeded Dartmouth in the ECAC tournament. The two teams will face off again on Saturday at Dartmouth.

No. 5 North Dakota 4 @ No. 10 Minnesota State Mavericks 3

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: Did not play
Season totals: 22 GP, 1-5-6, -3, 16 PIM

Brendan O’Donnell was a healthy scratch. With No. 8 St. Cloud State’s win in Wisconsin, the Huskies clinched a share of the WCHA title. North Dakota would need a win on Saturday against Minnesota State as well as an SDSU loss to get a share of the title.

No. 2 Minnesota Golden Gophers 4 @ Bemidji State Beavers 3

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 24 saves on 27 shots
Season totals: 34 GP, 22-6-5, 1.87 GAA, .923 sv%, 3 SO

Wilcox won his 22nd game of the year, getting help from Panthers prospect Nick Bjugstad, who had two goals for Minnesota in their 4-3 win over the Beavers on Friday. With St. Cloud State’s win in Wisconsin, the Huskies clinched a share of the WCHA title. The Gophers need a win on Saturday against Bemidji State as well as an SDSU loss to get a share of the title.

NA Juniors Game Night: 3-3-13

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 3 @ Gatineau Olympiques 2 (SO)

C Cedric Paquette, BLB: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 6 SOG, 4 Hits
Season totals: 60 GP, 26-51-77, +25, 101 PIM

Paquette led the Armada in hits with four. He did not participate in the game-winning shootout.

Ontario Hockey League

Ottawa 67’s 2 @ Brampton Battalion 4

D Dylan Blujus, BRAM: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 61 GP, 2-23-25, -5, 51 PIM

Brampton now holds onto the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference, tied with Sudbury but with a game in hand.

Guelph Storm 4 @ Sudbury Wolves 2

C/W Tanner Richard, GUE: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 45 GP, 8-49-57, +18, 90 PIM

Richard notched his fourth assist of the weekend in a win over the Wolves. Guelph sits in fifth in the Western Conference, which has all eight playoff teams set.

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